A major competitor for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 debuts today: an LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Book is now available from Verizon. Pre-orders for two Wi-Fi versions of this Windows 10-based 2-in-1 have also just begun.
Our sister site NotebookReview was at the U.S. unveiling of this tablet with removable keyboard and active pen, and they called it an “attractive device for users that need enterprise-grade performance in a lightweight flexible form factor.”
Galaxy Book Pricing and Availability
Prices for the different variants of the Galaxy Book are only now being announced. Verizon is just offering the 12-inch version, for which it’s asking $1,299.99. Those who don’t need built-in 4G LTE can get this computer with a 12-inch display starting at $1,129.99, or 10.6-inch screen starting at $629.99.
Pre-orders for the Wi-Fi versions can be placed now at Samsung.com or other retailers, with the release scheduled for May 21. The Galaxy Book is being offered nationwide in a silver casing, but a black casing is a Best Buy exclusive.
This product comes bundled with the latest iteration of the S Pen pressure-sensitive stylus. Unlike the rival Surface Pro 4, Samsung’s offering also comes with a clip-on keyboard.
More Galaxy Book Specs
The 12-inch version of this two-in-1 is built around a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 dual-core 3.1 GHz processor. The 10.6-inch version uses a Core m3 dual-core 2.6GHz chip.
Verizon’s model comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage capacity. Those who chose the 12-inch W-Fi model can get it with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The 10.6-inch Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Book has 4 GB of RAM, and it can be configured with up to 128GB capacity. All models allow users to add additional storage using a microSD card.